A place to connect with your creativity and imagination in a relaxed, enjoyable way.
Get hands-on with specimens and discover the wonders of our natural world
Discover Nature encourages visitors to explore the wonders of our natural world, and learn about the different challenges our world faces. Specimens on display can be touched and handled, while hand lenses allow close inspection of objects such as the insects in the drawers.
Get in touch with your inner scientist, humanitarian and explorer;
Discovery Centres are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Please enquire on arrival as it may not always be possible to gain access to all or some of the centres during your visit.
From Discover Nature, you’ll also see panoramic views over the Botanic Gardens and Friars Bush Graveyard!